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New Orleans Police Dept. Patch
Resided: LA, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Mar. 29, 2020
Race/Sex: Black Male / 78 yrs. of age
Dept: New Orleans Police Dept. - LA
715 South Broad St  
New Orleans, LA   70119   USA
County: Orleans
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Reserve Captain
Sworn Date: 4/1984
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 38 years
Bio: Raymond Andrew 'Ray' Boseman, a lifelong New Orleanian, was the 8th of nine children of the late DeVance Boseman Sr. and Lettie Lillian Jones Boseman.

He graduated from Carter G. Woodson where he served as class president. He was a 1958 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School where he performed in numerous Operettas and was a recipient of the American Legion Award.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education from Dillard University, continuing to perform in musical productions and toured with the university choir. He taught briefly in Lakeland, Florida and New Roads, Louisiana but spent most of his career as a Social Security Disability Examiner and a U.S. Customs Management Analyst.

He received an Award for outstanding work as a loaned executive for the Combined Federal Campaign in 1985 when helping to raise funds for THE UNITED WAY. A fine tenor voice and perfect pitch served him well as a performer with the MOSES HOGAN CHORALE. He sang with the group at Sydney Australia's Opera House, in Sully-sur-Loire and Lyons France, at Carnegie Hall, for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and various American Choral Director activities.

A talented photographer, he had many opportunities to record beautiful places around the world. He performed in the New Orleans City Opera productions of 'Porgy and Bess, and Cavalleria Rusticana.'

He was a member of the Prince Hall Masons, served as Phoenix Lodge Master and a Shriner. He played golf for over fifty years - enjoying friendly competition with his son-law Eugene Maxwell and following the career of Tiger Woods). He worked part-time as a Golf Course Ranger.

He served as a New Orleans Reserve Officer since 1984, rising to the rank of Captain. He was an instructor and investigator of potential recruits. His organizational skills were valued during many Super Bowls, college football and basketball games, Mardi Gras parades and Musical Concerts and marathons. He enjoyed meeting Saints players as he supervised their parking in the Dome garage. Working the annual Doll and Toy Fund was a special joy since he had received toys during his early years. For his dedication and outstanding work, he received a service award in 2011.

He was part of a family corporation called The Enterprise Ten. The group sponsored trips to places such as Six Flags Over Texas, Disney World, The Bahamas, Ontario; they also went often to Atlanta to cheer the Saints when they played against their conference rivals, the 'Dirty Bird Falcons'.

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: Mardi Gras   New Orleans, LA   USA
Summary: Reserve Captain Raymond Boseman died after contracting COVID-19 as the result of a presumed exposure during Mardi Gras.

Captain Boseman supervised the busy intersection of Poydras Street and St. Charles Avenue, known as the 'Cross-Over.' He interacted with thousands of Mardi Gras participants during the detail from February 14th, 2020, to February 25th, 2020. He and two other officers assigned to the same location were diagnosed with COVID-19 following the conclusion of festivities. ====================================================================

COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government, had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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